Experience what has been called "the best trek in Patagonia"* on this nature-lover's paradise trek! Walk through the Dientes de Navarino massif at the far end of South America, trekking along rural roads through and alongside forests, peat bogs, valleys, ponds, lakes, and rivers. At the hike’s summit, take in stunning views of the Beagle Channel, the cities of Puerto Williams in Chile and Ushuaia in Argentina, Nassau Bay, the Wollaston archipelago, and the mythical archipelago of Cape Horn.
*By Carolyn McCarthy, author of Lonely Planet's "Trekking in the Patagonian Andes - 32 Great Treks
Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on an afternoon outing to the OMORA Ethno-Botanical Park to experience the miniature forests of lichens, moss, and bryophytes with “turismo con lupa” (magnifying glass tourism). Finish your day with a nice dinner and a briefing about the next day’s excursion.
Overnight at Lakutaia Lodge.
Start of the Dientes Circuit. Discover amazing views of the Beagle channel and Puerto Williams during the trek toward Salto Lagoon for the first night of camping. Depending on weather conditions, we will decide which of the two possible paths to take: the high end slope of the Robalo valley or from the back of the valley. Either way, the landscape will amaze you and you will get to the camping point in time for a warm dinner. 4-5 hour walk.
Cross the Dientes de Navarino Cordillera, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Nassau Bay and Wollaston islands, both part of Cape Horn. After passing by several lakes, climb the Ventarron path (696 mts) for an incredible view of the Dientes de Navarino and Mount Codrington. We will continue to enjoy the landscape while on the way to Laguna Martillo, our second camping site. 5 1/2 hour walk.
Continue to the Guerrico Valley, walking through beautiful forests and experiencing amazing views of Montes Lindemayer. Climb Virginia Pass (860 mts high), where you will get incredible views of the mountains and sea of Tierra del Fuego. Reach the campsite in time to dine and rest. 6-hour walk.
On the last day of the trek head downhill toward the ocean to the Lakutaia Lodge in time to enjoy a nice lunch and have the rest of the day to rest, walk around the village, and share stories about your experience trekking the southernmost circuit in the world. Dinner will be waiting for you at the lodge at the end of the day. 4 1/2 hour walk.
Overnight at Lakutaia Lodge.
After breakfast, depart Puerto Williams on the flight to Punta Arenas.
|Price from||$1,677.00 per person, based on double occupancy|
Domestic flight - Punta Arenas/Puerto Williams/ Punta Arenas
Full board including Chilean wine
2 nights accommodation at Lakutaia Lodge
3 nights accommodation in campsite based on double tent occupancy
Camping gear (including mat and sleeping bag)
Bilingual guide assistance (Spanish/English)
Porters for personal equipment. One porter every 2 passengers (maximum 15 Kg)
If you start the program in Ushuaia - boat (30 minutes) from Ushuaia to Navarino Island and transfer to Puerto Williams (1.30 hours)
Insurance of any kind
Tips for guide and porters
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